Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Merydith Easter has announced she will file to seek the District 7, Office 3 district judge seat now occupied by Amy Palumbo.
“As an assistant district attorney for the last 10 years, I have tried difficult cases in front of various district judges,” Easter said. “I have chosen to run for this particular seat to preserve the integrity of the judiciary.
“As a district judge, I pledge to bring impartiality and consistency regardless of a person’s social status, a solid understanding of the law, and integrity where it has been lacking. I am running because Oklahoma County deserves better.”
Easter’s Oklahoma roots run deep, as do her public service and dedication to justice. She is a lifelong Oklahoman whose family has been here since before statehood.
Easter is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma School of Law.
She grew up the middle of three girls in Yukon. Her father is a retired judge and her mother a retired public-school teacher.
AT THE DA’S OFFICE
Throughout her tenure in the Oklahoma County DA’s Office, Easter has been assigned to prosecute cases in the diversion courts, domestic violence cases, violent felonies, drug cases, and high-profile murders.
She spent the last seven years prosecuting cases involving the physical and sexual abuse of children as well as sex crimes against adults.
Recently, Easter was named the supervisor of the Domestic Violence Team in the DA’s office.
“I have been honored to serve my community as an Assistant District Attorney, but I know I can better serve as an impartial and independent judge,” she said. “That is what justice requires and what the citizens of Oklahoma County deserve.”
Easter now serves as the vice president of the Board of Directions of Citizens Caring for Children – a local non-profit that provides necessities to foster children in Oklahoma.